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Scientists eliminate plaque formation in Alzheimer’s


September 6th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Scientists have discovered that eliminating an enzyme from mice with Alzheimer's symptoms virtually eliminates a compound behind the development of plaques.The compound is amyloid beta, or ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Teaming up on video games negates aggressiveness


September 5th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) People who team up to play video games cooperatively, don't seem to foster aggressiveness as against those who do it competitively, says a study.In two studies, ... Read more...

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Amish report staggering growth in Midwest


August 8th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Ohio, Aug 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a new census carried out by researchers from Ohio state university, the Amish have been found to be one of the fastest growing religious groups ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

‘Allergies linked to lower risk of brain tumours’


August 6th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Allergies may be linked to lower risk of brain tumours known as gliomas, especially among women, suggests a new US research.It also bolsters scientists' belief that ... Read more...

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GPS helps detect 100 billion tonne ice loss!


July 25th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) The Global Positioning System (GPS) helped scientists detect a staggering 100 billion tonnes of ice loss in Greenland over six months during 2010, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Counting to 10 could make you angrier still


July 5th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Never count to 10 when you're feeling angry, it could only make it much worse. Focusing on a situation only makes people angrier, tests show."The worst ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Self-distancing can help you quell anger


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) When someone makes you angry, pretend you're viewing the scene from a distance as an observer rather than as a participant, which would help you dissipate ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Century-old heart test beats high-tech diagnostic tools


June 15th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Doctors still swear by the reliability of the exercise stress test, a technology first developed in 1928, which is not only the most widely used diagnostic ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tilting cars on assembly line to protect autoworkers


May 15th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Letting autoworkers sit as they reach a car's interior could help prevent shoulder and back strain - but another solution might be to tilt the entire ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists uncover ‘dark side’ of beta-carotene


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that imparts colour to carrots, sweet potatoes and certain greens, could be hazardous for health, says a study.Scientists at ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Video games improve shooting accuracy


May 1st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Just 20 minutes of playing a violent video game turned players into more accurate shooters when firing a realistic gun at a mannequin and were more ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Multi-tasking makes you feel good but hits performance


May 1st, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) People multitask not because they are good at it but because it makes them feel good, says a new study, which explains why it is so ... Read more...

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Internet fosters pro-democratic attitudes


April 5th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The net may have spurred democratic revolutions in the Arab world, but a new study suggests the it is most likely to play a role only ... Read more...

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Tragedies like ‘Titanic’ make people happier


March 28th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Tragedies actually make people happier, at least in the short term, which explains why they are drawn to movies like the "Titanic".Watching a tragedy causes people ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Facebook photo tells viewers about you


March 7th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Your photo on social networking sites tells viewers what they need to know to form an impression about you - no words are necessary, new ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

School bullies more likely to be into drugs


March 6th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Middle and high school bullies are more likely to be into cigarettes, drugs and alcohol than their victims and others."Our findings suggest that one deviant behaviour ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Winning spurs an aggressive streak


March 1st, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Winners acted more aggressively against the people they subdued in competitive tasks than the losers did against the victors, a study said. "It seems that people ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Antarctic-like salty, water sucking soil could exist on Mars too


February 28th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) The frigid dry valleys in Antarctica may be a polar desert, yet their sandy soils actually suck moisture out of air, hinting at a similar possibility ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US marks 50 years since putting first American in orbit


February 21st, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS/EFE) Fifty years ago, Marine Corps officer John Glenn, wearing a flight suit and helmet similar to those he had worn as a fighter pilot, climbed inside ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Smoking zaps healthy bugs, invites pathogens


February 16th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Smoking plays villain and causes the body to turn against its own helpful bugs, leaving smokers more exposed to disease, says new research. The mouth of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Age no bar to quick decision making


December 28th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Age is no bar to quick decision making. Older people can be trained to respond faster in decision-making tasks even though ageing brains seem to slow ... Read more...

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Mother-baby emotional bonds influence teen-age obesity


December 26th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) How a mother handles her toddler emotionally could determine whether the latter would pile on the pounds during adolescence, says a new US study. The lower ... Read more...

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Irresponsibility turns drinkers into bullies


December 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) Drinkers turn into aggressive bullies due to the inability to weigh the consequences of their actions. "If you carefully consider the consequences of your actions, it ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hot season triggers 100 bn tonnes Greenland ice loss


December 11th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) According to a latest finding, an unusually hot melting season in 2010 triggered ice loss of 100 billion tonsin southern Greenland.Large portions of the island's bedrock ... Read more...

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Gigantic planets holding billions of tonnes of diamonds


December 6th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Recent findings have revealed that some stars in the Milky Way could be harbouring carbon super earths -- gigantic planets completely bereft of life but potentially ... Read more...

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New moms, dads unable to live upto ‘perfect’ parent tag


December 1st, 2011 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) Parents of newborns might not quite be able to live upto the tag of 'perfect' moms and dads, thrust on them by the society, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Adolescence sex comes with health risks later


November 16th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Sex during adolescence saddles one with health risks as adults because the nervous system is still under formation.These findings from a lab animal study, conducted by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Focusing on negatives helps catalyse change


November 15th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) If you want people to change, you have to get them to notice what is wrong with existing norms. That's the idea on which a new ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Profanity in visual media spurs teen aggression


October 17th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Profanity in the visual media is likely to increase aggression levels among teenagers, a new study says. Researchers examined the impact of profanity in the media, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Breakthrough nano method of gene delivery developed


October 17th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) In a pioneering technique developed by US scientists, specific genes can now be painlessly and directly delivered into infected living cells without resorting to needle pricks.Developed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bad cholesterol feeds brain tumours


September 16th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Bad cholesterol fuels the growth of the commonest type of brain cancer, glioblastoma, just as hormones drive the growth of certain breast and prostate cancers.Glioblastomas are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Watching TV reduces mother-child communication


September 15th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Scientists have been gauging the effect of TV on young children ever since it lit up our drawing rooms. Comparing mother-child communication, a recent study has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Socialising with friends can help you slim


September 7th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A busy social life with lots of friends could be helpful in being slimmer than spending hours on a treadmill, scientists have found.According to scientists, who ... Read more...

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Doc’s white coat can send dog’s pulses racing


September 7th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) A doctor's white coat not only can send human pulse rate racing, but also has similar efffect on dogs. Anxiety tied with being in a veterinary ... Read more...

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Marriage, divorce play role in weight gain


August 23rd, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) If you have been thinking that you are putting on weight since being married, you are probably right. For, a research has found marriage and divorce ... Read more...

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